A selection of space policy/politics related links:

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Webcasts:

Alan Boyle & Rand Simberg • Safety in Space Flight? 05/21 by Jay Ackroyd – Science Podcasts – “U.S. space effort’s aversion to risk stunts our expansion into the final frontier and made America more dependent on Russia. Rand Simberg “recovering aerospace engineer” and author of Safe Is Not an Option, talks with Alan Boyle.”

[ Update: An article by Alan Boyle previewing the above webcast: Safety First? It’s Time for a Fresh Look at the Risks of Spaceflight – NBC News.com.]

Tues 5/20/14 Hr 3 | John Batchelor Show – Bob Zimmerman (second guest) reports on the latest space news and policy issues.

Wed 5/21/14 Hr 1 | John Batchelor Show – On the weekly Mars Hotel segment with David Livingston of The Space Show, Anatoly Zak of the Russian Space Web discussed Russian space issues.